While the 2021 Moses Lake Airshow Aerial Demonstrations were entertaining in the skies, we had some amazing attractions on the ground who joined us this year.
For our STEM Education Zone, we had our Dual M-4 Simulator. Each unit sat 2 riders for an experience of the exhilarating true feelings of flying and movement, while never actually leaving the ground. Two programs of actual LIVE footage and three programs were computer-generated. All rides offered a number of 360-degree barrel rolls, a true-to-life aircraft experience.
Special thanks to Beth Laszlo for coordinating this year’s Goodie Bags for the younger attendees to enjoy.
AMERICA’S FIRST CORPS BAND:
We are so happy to have had America’s First Corps Band at the 2021 Moses Lake Airshow.
The 56th Army Band provides musical support for I Corps as well as the surrounding communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 56th Army Band performs over 600 missions annually; we truly are the "Heartbeat of America's Corps.”
Stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. 56th Army Band Commander and Bandmaster: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert M. Bruns and First Sergeant Shelby W. Barber
The star of the show, Derek Allen wowed the audience with his incredible Announcer skills. One attendee praised Derek, saying “the announcer was superb, the whole experience was wonderful.”
Derek Allen grew up in the Rubber Capital of the world; Akron, OH. His life was not surrounded by aviation at all, and he did not attend his first air show until much later in life. He was however involved in theatre during high school and contemplated a career in acting and comedy. Not fully sure what direction he wanted to take after high school, he
enlisted in the United States Air Force right after graduation in 2004. He entered as an F-16 Viper Crew Chief and had various assignments in the US and the Pacific. This is when Derek saw the “Black Eagles” from the Republic of Korea Air Force as well as the PACAF Viper Demo Team and he caught the air show and demonstration bug.
Catch a look at our fantastic Behind the Scenes and STEM pictures from the Airshow Weekend here.
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